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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies bans aren't errors says community manager

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
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Update: Treyarch community manager Torres has reasserted that the Zombies bans for Black Ops Cold War players aren't mistakes. "I stated in my post that the bans are not the result of the disconnect or the disconnect error," Torres posted on Reddit. "The recent enforcements are not bugs or errors." It would appear that any players who have been banned will be very much staying banned.

Original: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch is investigating why players are being sent ban messages instead of standard disconnect messages.

In the tweet below, Treyarch community manager Josh Torres reveals that the Black Ops Cold War developer is aware of the error in the game, and actively working on a fix. The error appears to occur when players are disconnected from a game of Zombies in Black Ops Cold War, but instead of being sent the standard disconnect message, they're instead seeing a message that they've been banned.

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It's quite a bizzare bug, in all. Players over on the official Call of Duty Zombies subreddit have been speaking up about being banned incorrectly from the game due to this error, hence developer Treyarch voicing that they were looking into a fix as soon as possible.

Over on the Warzone side of things, there have been more reports of legitimate bans. Earlier today on April 8, developer Raven Software tweeted that they'd just banned over 15,000 players from the battle royale game, adding that there would be "more to come."

This is all part of Raven Software's ongoing pledge to ban as many cheaters as possible in their game. Earlier this year, high-profile Warzone players started speaking up about cheaters drastically affected the battle royale, causing Raven to announce that they'd banned over 60,000 cheaters, and pledging monthly updates on cheating countermeasures. Since then, there have been four recorded ban waves in Warzone, and the total number of banned cheaters in Warzone appears to be closing in on half a million.

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Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.